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What guitar that you still own has been in your possession the longest?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Otis Fine, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. 2 Headed Goat

    2 Headed Goat Tele-Holic

    Jul 28, 2012
    Here & Now
    LOL… Cheers!

  2. ripgtr

    ripgtr Tele-Holic

    Oct 12, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Bought this in '73. My first good guitar. Still have it, still gig it occasionally -

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  3. D in Conduct

    D in Conduct Tele-Meister

    Apr 3, 2003
    The oldest guitar presently in my possession is an AmStd Tele ash body from 1997. It now has hot Zhangbucker pickups and a black guard. My Princeton Reverb Amp, however, has been with me since 1964 or '65.

  4. Jack S

    Jack S Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Sep 25, 2008
    Berwyn, IL
    I love Fitzgerald's and I am there every week now hosting the Open Mic. If you happen to come into town on Jan 7 one of my bands (doing Roy Orbison songs) has a gig there. Come out and hang. The other band in the show is also very good.

  5. dblues

    dblues Tele-Holic

    Apr 3, 2011
    smyrna tn
    Thanks for the invite! Sounds like a good time...lots of special memories in that place.

  6. Lazy ern

    Lazy ern TDPRI Member

    Dec 29, 2016
    Midland Texas
    My 1974 tele custom delux but the only reason it sounds so good is because it has an old Jason Lollar hand wound 51 wannabe pickup in the rear position

  7. keithb7

    keithb7 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 9, 2010
    Western Canada
    Brand new 2004 USA Hardtail Strat. I bought it new. Maple neck. Burst. Love it. Always have. Changed out pups and installed CS pups. Upgraded to pearloid pick guard. Love love love it.
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  8. fretwhizzy

    fretwhizzy TDPRI Member

    Aug 17, 2016
    JV series Squier Strat, Ovation Pinnacle series electro acoustic, '89 Strat Plus are my three oldest, all bought new by me, all subsequently modded, the three that have sentimental as well as utility value and probably the ones I'd sell last if times were really hard....
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  9. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 11, 2006
    Greater Boston
    I have an old Harmony acoustic that I've had since the early 60s.
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  10. Otis Fine

    Otis Fine Tele-Meister

    Jun 3, 2016
    Chicago, Illinois
    I NEED pics!!!
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  11. since 1963

    since 1963 Tele-Meister

    Jan 15, 2017
    I purchased a Lyle ES-335-looking guitar in 1968 along with a Supro 16T amp. Still have them. Both look like new even after 49 years of touring, gigging and kids. It's on the right. 004.JPG
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  12. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    The one I'm playing below, since some 20-30 years ago I swapped every guitar I owned for it

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  13. sergiomajluf

    sergiomajluf Tele-Meister

    Sep 26, 2015
    Santiago, Chile
    Posted this refinish on another thread, but this is my first, from 23 years ago
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  14. Otis Fine

    Otis Fine Tele-Meister

    Jun 3, 2016
    Chicago, Illinois
    That's a beauty, but how do you tune that sucker?
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  15. sergiomajluf

    sergiomajluf Tele-Meister

    Sep 26, 2015
    Santiago, Chile
    There's no need to. As long as I don't put any strings...
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  16. Edsel Presley

    Edsel Presley Tele-Meister

    Jan 29, 2017
    An old POS Washburn acoustic that's damn near impossible to tune. I've been threatening to smash it for the longest time, but I never do. Picture 001.jpg
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  17. rave

    rave Tele-Holic

    Jun 17, 2011
    Los Angeles
    That would be my Gibson L6s. Bought it new in high school around 1976. Hardly ever play it as I have become to accustomed to fender necks. But I pulled it out of the case and it was in tune. Lots of sentimental value so it will be kept forever. [​IMG][​IMG]
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  18. Marc Muller

    Marc Muller Tele-Meister

    Oct 10, 2006
    Got my 68 thinline used in 73 for $175.
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    in the 80's at Berklee
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    90's with old band shirt from the 70's


    Old and gray now
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  19. rburd2

    rburd2 Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 13, 2016
    Georgia, US
    The guitar I've had the longest is my MIM 60th Anniversary Strat in blizzard pearl. I bought it used (with all the shrinkwrap stuff on the pickguard and back cavity cover) in 2007. Great guitar. The finish is a little flashy for my tastes, but it photographs as white more often than not. :)
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  20. GoldDeluxe5E3

    GoldDeluxe5E3 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Aug 5, 2015
    Concord CA
    Soul Bro. Got the same one, but in '96. Bought it in Atlanta.
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